Variety shares that Drew has joined a new Netflix series.
Netflix has greenlit a comedy series with stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Variety has learned. Titled “Santa Clarita Diet,” the single-cam project hails from creator Victor Fresco.
“Santa Clarita Diet” follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), a married couple who are real estate agents leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way.
“The genius of casting Timothy and Drew, combined with my comedic … oh wait, that’s Cindy’s quote. I agree with what Cindy is about to say,” Fresco said in a statement — showing off his comedy chops.
Netflix’s Cindy Holland said, “The genius casting of Timothy and Drew combined with Victor’s unique comedic sensibility will delight, and definitely surprise, our members around the world.”
Fresco will serve as showrunner, writer and exec producer, along with Barrymore and Olyphant who will pull double duty, also exec producing. Kapital Entertainment and Kapital-based KatCo are both behind the Netflix production with Aaron Kaplan and Tracy Katsky both exec producing. Barrymore will produce by way of her Flower Films shingle with the company’s Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell also set as EPs and Nancy Juvonen as a producer.
Olyphant most recently came off of FX’s critically acclaimed series “Justified.” For Barrymore, the project marks her first regular series role.
“Santa Clarita Diet” is slated to launch in 2017 on Netflix.
Drew Barrymore runs a whole lot more than a stellar career in Hollywood. She’s at the helm of a burgeoning beauty empire, a production company, a wine business, and a bestselling memoir. Welcome to her next act.
Drew and I both like to say we won the sister-in-law jackpot. From the night my brother, Willie Kopelman, introduced us at a quiet dinner in Santa Monica, California, in 2011, we were add-water-N-stir insta-pals. Our wine-fueled cackles have taken us late into the night, and we’ve made breakfast for our kids with eye bags at 6 a.m. And at any time in between hours of coffee and cocktails, she is a pure joy—no prima-donna horsesh*t, no entourages, no vanity.
With last fall’s memoir, Wildflower, Barrymore has cemented herself as not just an award-winning actress, but also an accomplished writer. Not to mention entrepreneur: Her production company, Flower Films, has made more than $1 billion at the box office and released the recent How to Be Single; her makeup and eyewear line, Flower, is launching an e-commerce site this year and may expand abroad; and sommeliers across the country have added Barrymore Wines to their lists. We plopped on her bedroom carpet while our kids watched The Little Mermaid downstairs, and got to it.
On fame and celebrity friendship: “I’ve never felt comfortable with this, sort of, camaraderie of famous people. I’ve known Poo Poo [Cameron Diaz] since I was 14 years old. We just happened to know each other before her career started, and I was working in a coffeehouse trying to refigure out my life. So in a weird way, it doesn’t even count with us.”
On making an effort: “I went to parent’s night, and I wore some lipstick and concealer, and I thought the people at school looked at me kind of differently. I normally come with acne, and Ugg boots, and I thought they were like, ‘Oh that’s nice, she made a little bit of an effort.'”
On trying to do it all: “I really had to tell myself, You can do everything, but you will have to do them at different moments. And you can do a lot in the same moment, but you can’t do everything in the same moment. It was a good lesson that you will just have to prioritize and put some things over here for a little while.”
On being self-taught: “It was prompted a little bit by a fear of I don’t want to end up being 25 and not having ever educated myself in any way.”
On self-promotion: “I try really hard to keep my Instagram personal and sweet, and use it in a way to engage with people so that I can talk about work stuff, but [self promotion] is so not who I am.”
Read the full interview and see more pics in the April issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands March 22.
Closer Weekly shares an article on Drew talking about being in her 40s!
Drew Barrymore doesn’t just feel wiser now that she’s older — she feels “better, calmer and smarter,” too!
In a new interview, the actress — who turned 41 on Feb. 22 — gushed about entering her 40s. “You just get better, calmer, smarter, wiser and also with the life span now, 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40,” Drew said.
“You have to really work hard at like being someone who has inner peace and real educated about your own life decisions. And that just takes time,” she continued.
The mom-of-two additionally confessed she loves how her personal style has changed as she’s gotten older. “I’m not a skin-tight girl. I don’t even want knee cleavage,” Drew joked.
“Quote me on it, I don’t like knee cleavage. I don’t like breast cleavage. I don’t want any cleavage. Like to me, forearm and collarbone are so sexy, and back. Four inches of ankle goes a long way,” she added.
Drew Barrymore loves her little girls more than anything, but work is a huge part of her world, too.
“They are the greatest things in the world,” Barrymore, 41, told PEOPLE at the Pokémon Afternoon Soiree Saturday in Los Angeles.
“They’re super excited. I go to a business conference, they’re like, ‘Oh wow, Mom’s at work.’ This is much more exciting.”
The actress and founder of Flower Beauty cosmetics, who shares two daughters — Olive, 3, and Frankie, 22 months — with husband Will Kopelman, explains that even though motherhood has always been her main priority, getting back to work is on her mind.
”I really challenge myself by putting work second,” Barrymore says. “I’m not the mom who is working all the time and then worried about the time I spend with my kids. I’m actually at the point where I’m spending so much time with my kids, I’m worried about my work life.”
She adds, “That feels like at least a better guilt.”
This weekend Drew attended the Tracy Paul & Co Presents Pokemon Afternoon Soiree. I have added images from the event to the gallery!
As we get closer to the release of the DVD/BluRay of Miss You Already I have added some additional stills to the gallery from the film.
– Drew Barrymore Online > 2015 | Miss You Already > Production Stills
Some outtakes from Drew’s shoot for Harper’s Bazaar with the theme of Firestarter.
– Drew Barrymore Online > 2016 > 001